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Off-Broadway News Revival of Psychosexual Thriller Dead Brains Extends Off-Broadway

Playwright Erik Champney directs the site-specific production.

Jon Pratt and Dylan Goodwin in Dead Brains Bryan Cash

Baker Falls and Knitting Factory's site-specific revival of Erik Champney's Dead Brains, which began performances January 17 at the Feverdream Lounge at Baker Falls, has extended its run in the East Village.

The immersive production, marking the return of live theatre to the venue once known as the Pyramid Club, was originally scheduled to conclude February 18. Performances will now continue through March 3.

The cast of the psychosexual thriller features Charity Schubert, Jon Pratt, and Dylan Goodwin. Playwright Champney also directs.

In Dead Brains, Henry and Philly have gotten caught up in a fantasy. Artist and muse, they are idols in their own minds. Enter Corey, who is vulnerable and real. Now a decision must be made about his role in their game.

According to playwright-director Champney, the Feverdream Lounge has "a powerfully eccentric vibe, similar to performance spaces at The McKittrick Hotel. Fashioned with ornate wallpaper and antique furniture, the room is gothic, Victorian, weird, and wonderful. It is the perfect setting for this play that is sexy, violent, manipulative, and doesn't shy away from openly discussing abuse or criticizing social politics. I've learned throughout the years of this play's life that its themes remain profoundly prescient."

The engagement, according to production notes, contains "moments of intense sexuality and violence."

Dead Brains was the winner of The Kennedy Center’s National AIDS Fund/CFDA-Vogue Initiative Award for Playwriting and went on to acclaimed productions in San Francisco and Seattle before opening Off-Off-Broadway in 2018.

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